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Multiple actors required for Short Graduate Film - VIC

Victoria, Australia

Looking for talented and motivated actors for 16mm Graduate Film

Multiple actors required for Short Graduate Film  - VIC

Casting complete. Applications are now closed.

Yesterday’s News is a 10-12 minute drama, being produced by a team of talented and passionate Graduate film students at Swinburne University. The film is to be shot on 16mm film and we are looking for talented and experienced actors to make this a truly memorable film.

The film centers on a young man’s unsettling experience working alone one night in a petrol station on the midnight to 6am shift. It is set against the backdrop of a recently publicized homicide of an 18 year old who was brutally killed near a pub by a group of young guys. The homicide is a fresh talking point amongst the handful of customers who come into the station, one by one. Each customer offers their interpretation of the publicized homicide and tries to pass advice onto the young worker to prevent him becoming the next newspaper headline. As the shift progresses and the worker feels increasingly threatened by the customers and the dangerous world going on outside the windows, he realizes he may have to follow advice offered by the customers to ensure his safety. But what advice will he listen to and what will the consequences be?

Payment details: no pay

Applications to this casting call require:
  • A phone number
  • A profile photo

Harry

Harry works alone in a petrol station on the midnight until 6am shift. He is intelligent and creative but his talents are wasted working in a high risk, uncreative job. He works this job because he is desperate for money to help his family out. He likes to keep to himself as much as he can, and is not interested in discussing personal matters or his opinions with others, although he carries a lot of angst inside himself.

Males, aged 18 to 22 from Victoria, Australia

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles - Previous paid speaking roles
  • Skin color: White
  • Attended drama school: Yes
  • Languages spoken: English
  • Accents spoken: Australian

CUSTOMER 1

Customer 1 is a reasonable, honest man who gives off a natural father figure presence. This is probably because he has no relationship with his own children anymore, so tries to give fatherly advice to other young people he meets. He is pained by the pointless violence he sees in the news and doesn’t understand it at all. He fears for young people everywhere and the dangerous environment they are bound to grow up in. Encourages Harry to avoid conflicts and violence.

Males, aged 45 to 65 from Victoria, Australia

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles - Previous paid speaking roles
  • Attended drama school: Yes

CUSTOMER 2

Customer 2 is a keen believer in happiness and freedom and believes people should follow their dreams. She is deeply saddened by the idea that some people don’t reach their potential and live unfulfilled lives. She has seen first hand the damage that other life motivators, such as money can cause people and is strongly opposed to this and tries to warn Harry against these motivators.

Females, aged 30 to 50 from Victoria, Australia

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles - Previous paid speaking roles
  • Attended drama school: Yes

CUSTOMER 3

Customer 3 is aggressive and the most obvious contrast to the message Customer 1 tries to impose on Harry. He enjoys going out with his group of friends and tries to prove his toughness wherever he can, often involving himself in fights and brawls. He carries a knife with him when he goes out to ‘protect’ himself from dangerous people out on the streets but doesn’t realize that he’s the problem, and not the solution. Tries to encourage Harry to buy a knife to protect himself when going out.

Males, aged 18 to 26 from Victoria, Australia

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles - Previous paid speaking roles
  • Attended drama school: Yes

Previous audition:
Actress needed for short student film - Stoke on Trent

Next audition:
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Listing created: 4 March 2012

Applications closed: 30 June 2012

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